PH's new warship blogs, tweets

Posted at 07/09/2013 2:40 PM | Updated as of 07/09/2013 10:47 PM

MANILA - Officers of the Philippine Navy will document the journey of the BRP Ramon Alcaraz as it comes near Philippine waters.

“Last week, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) sent three Philippine Navy officers to the United States to join the crew of the BRP Ramon Alcaraz and document its journey from San Diego to the Philippines,” deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said in a statement.

The team is composed of Commander Gilbert O. Pacio, Navy Lieutenant Marineth Riano Domingo, and Lieutenant Junior Grade Errol N. dela Cruz – all members of the Navy’s Public Affairs office.

BRP Alcaraz is an addition to the country’s arsenal in a bid to protect the country’s claims over the disputed waters.

With a complement of 14 officers and 74 crew members, the cutter is now on its way to Guam and is expected to arrive in the Philippines on August 3.

“As part of this project—in partnership with the Presidential Communications Development and Strategic Planning Office (PCDSPO)—they will share, through blogs and social media, their experiences aboard the newest ship of the Philippine fleet. Their articles will be uploaded through a live blog on the official website of the Philippine Navy and the blog of Lt. Jg. dela Cruz, one of the officers recording the journey,” Valte said.

“Aside from the blogs, people may follow the official Twitter accounts of the BRP Alcaraz, Philippine Navy, the AFP, and the account of Lt. dela Cruz. Updates on the BRP Alcaraz may also be read through the official Facebook pages of the AFP, the Navy, and the Facebook account of the ship. The Official Gazette’s Twitter and Facebook will likewise share onboard updates on Alcaraz,” she added.